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David Blair

Investment Manager


David joined Mercia in 2018 and is Investment Manager for the North East Venture Fund. He is focused on early-stage debt and equity investments and covers Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham.

Previous experience

David is a chartered accountant (ACA) having qualified with KPMG in Newcastle. He has M&A experience both as a corporate finance advisor with UNW and in an industry role with NCG, the UK’s largest further education group, where he was head of financial projects and the group’s strategy project director. As well as advising a host of early-stage businesses, David has been involved in successfully scaling a startup himself, as managing director of BMC, a search and selection firm.

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